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11 Best Prepaid Cards to Use Abroad in [current_year]

11 Best Prepaid Cards to Use Abroad

The advantages of prepaid cards are obvious: they’re safer than cash, easy to get, universally accepted and convenient to use. Some prepaid cards can even save you on exchange fees if you... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 7/1/2015
11 (Need-to-Know) Credit Card Debt Settlement Facts

11 Credit Card Debt Settlement Facts

If the burden of overwhelming credit card debt has you feeling like there’s nowhere to turn, consider a solution that works for many people just like you: Credit card debt settlement. But... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 6/11/2015
How to Close a Credit Card

How to Close a Credit Card

The decision to slim down on the plastic in your wallet can be made for a number of reasons. Maybe your card issuer raised your APR or implemented new fees. Maybe the rewards and perks just... read more »
By: Mike Randall, May 28, 2015
5 Common Credit Card Blunders (and How to Fix Them)

5 Common Credit Card Blunders (and How to Fix Them)

More than 160 million Americans carry credit cards. Unfortunately the vast majority of those consumers are misusing their credit cards, resulting in a national average of $15,000 in credit... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 5/6/2015
How Credit Card Companies Calculate Your Minimum Payments

How Credit Card Companies Calculate Your Minimum Payments

One of the first things you should consider when exploring new credit cards are their methods for calculating minimum payments because there are multiple techniques the credit card companies... read more »
By: Eric Bank, 5/4/2015
What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Credit Card Debt During Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy isn’t as popular an option as it used to be for dealing with debt. While it may not be the first resort, however, it’s still a necessary alternative for many, and credit card debt... read more »
By: Linsey Knerl, 4/27/2015
Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Who Invented the First Bank-Issued Credit Card?

Ah, the ubiquitous credit card. Considering how these little pieces of plastic have helped to shape the consumer landscape for nearly six decades, do we really give them enough respect? (You... read more »
By: Mike Randall, 3/30/2015
10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

10 Best Credit Card Rewards Blogs of 2015

International travel can offer the experiences of a lifetime. The trick is to develop a strategy to avoid the expenses that’ll last a lifetime. How can you experience life abroad... read more »
By: Alexandra Leslie, 3/4/2015
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